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Projecto Darte Month by Month October 2014

(Posted: 2014-11-12 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

The highlights of October are:

  • A new school joined Projecto Darte;Samuel Johnson Primary School, in Caxias.
  • We have now 9 Darte groups a week..
  • We have been interviewing some of our students, volunteers and key people in the institutions where we work to make a video about Projecto Darte and how it helps young people through art.
  • We need hairdryers! Please spread the word.

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(Posted: 2014-10-29 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

The daughter of a deceased benefit claimant, who was living in Portugal, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in the UK after falsely claiming over £73,500 in benefits. Maria Joao Ferreira Lucas, whose mother passed away in January 2008, posed as her mother to claim her benefits. She failed to inform the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) of her mother’s death and transferred all benefits claimed by her mother into her own account. 

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Operation Christmas Child

(Posted: 2014-10-28 | Organization: St. Andrew's Church, Lisbon | Category: Member Reports)

How to participate and share presents with local children - Operation Christmas Child 2014.

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Projecto Darte (English subtitles)

(Posted: 2014-09-10 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

In this video you can learn about how Projecto Darte works in developing young people's self-esteem in a warm and creative environment.

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Sir Cliff – The Right to Privacy

(Posted: 2014-08-25 | Organization: Associação Safe Communities Portugal | Category: Member Reports)

Legality of Search warrant should be questioned.

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FCO Press Release: New Report shows FCO helped thousands of British nationals overseas

(Posted: 2014-07-19 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

New figures show fall in some serious types of consular case, but FCO still helped over 17,000 British people last year.

The British Behaviour Abroad report 2014, published today, highlights that while millions of British nationals still travel abroad every year, there has been a decrease in some of the serious types of consular case in the past year.

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Young Family or Friends Coming to Visit this Summer? Make sure they have adequate travel insurance if you don’t want to risk hefty medical bills

(Posted: 2014-07-15 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

Travelling abroad uninsured can cost thousands if a trip goes wrong. Yet according to new research issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), more than one in three (38%) young Brits think it is unnecessary to take out insurance when they travel overseas, often leaving their families to pick up the pieces.

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BCC Annual Multi-Sports Day - June 21 2014

(Posted: 2014-06-26 | Organization: The British Community Council, Lisbon | Category: British Community Council)

BCC Multi Sports day 21 June 2014 - 14 teams, loads of willing volunteers and great spirit ensured a great day of fun at the BCC community games at St Julian's School.

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Additional measures to help British nationals overseas who need new or replacement passports

(Posted: 2014-06-20 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) is dealing with the highest demand for passports in 12 years and has issued over three million passports so far in 2014. However, demand continues to be high, and recognising people’s understandable concerns about possible delays, the Home Secretary announced on 12 June a series of additional measures to ensure people and families are able to travel and live overseas.

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Changes to Consular Opening Hours

(Posted: 2014-06-16 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

At the British Consulates in Lisbon and Portimão, we are introducing some changes to our public opening hours. Consular assistance will continue to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling us on 808 20 35 37 or +351 21 395 4082.  From 23 June 2014, our public opening hours for appointments and personal callers, in both Lisbon and Portimão, will be 09h30 to 14h00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (currently Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 2pm).

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